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I will identify three parts of The Affordable Care Act that I believe are important. First, I will talk about the requirement that insurance companies are no longer able to deny coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions. Secondly, I will explain why physician payments are being shifted to value over volume. Lastly, I will discuss Medicaid expansion and why some states are not expanding at all. Pre-existing Conditions The Affordable Care Act introduced a plan that would allow Americans with pre-existing conditions to obtain health insurance without the hassle of being turned down or fear of being charged higher premiums.
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There will also be a health exchange program for individuals who cannot afford employer insurance (Estes, Chapman, Dodd, Hollister & Harrington, 2013). This exchange program will include several changes such as limiting deductibles and waiting periods for coverage. The health exchange program will include a selection of different healthcare plans that the individuals can choose from that is said to be more affordable. The health exchange option will only be available to U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. There will be several changes to private insurance providers that will include several regulations for example, there will be no lifetime limits on coverage.
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